38 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA | Directions 9021134.066089 -118.376162
M-Th 11:30-2 5:30-10, F 11:30-2 5:30-11, Sa 5:30-11, Su 4:30-10
Neighborhoods: Beverly Hills
great show – I love this place! the food is great and the cooks do an amazing job.
great food! – i love coming here with my wife . the service and the atmosphere of benihana is wonderful. the food and drinks are on the pricey side but overall love it!
i can eat this everyday – i can eat this food everyday .....when my best friend was pregnant we used to go like twice a week i love the seafood sensation .. shrimp, scallops, and lobster.... onion soup... salad ... and a Shirley temple to top it all off .... soooo filling ..and pricey but it worth it !!!!!
Knife-wielding chefs put on a show at this communal Japanese grill. – In Short
Benihana started out as a tiny four-table restaurant in New York City's theater district before becoming an international chain. Diners sit around large tables where chefs ostentatiously chop, slice, stir-fry and grill. Entree options are simple--shrimp, chicken, steak and scallops--and preparation is uniform. Every entree comes with a similar stock of sides: rice, onion soup, shrimp appetizer, iceberg lettuce drizzled with dressing, sauteed vegetables and green tea.
Family, Food, Fun – I've been to the Encino locations many-a-time for birthdays/ celebrations/ all sorts of festivities and they never disppoint with their entertaining preparation and always delicious, fresh food.
cliche but consistent for birthdays & big groups – this place is the same no matter which city you're in. the only thing is there's never an asian guy grill master. it's usually juan or jose or eduardo. so the 'authenticity' is lost in that respect. but the food is (bland & boring) consistent and the grill masters' individual little tricks w/ what he does w/ the food does sort of entertain (like the steamy onion moutain or high air shrimp toss). it's great for big groups and cliche birthday dinners.
Interactive Dining – You can never really go wrong with Benihana. It's interactive, it's fun and is fairly priced. While we enjoy eating at Benihana, there are numerous competitors on the scene these days. Benihana provides a very closed off atmosphere with almost no windows or ventilation. The food however is very good and made right in front of your eyes. While that provides some nice entertainment, the preparers seem a touch bored and the menu simply outdated. Again, Benihana provides a good solution to eating out for some good food and a touch of ambience, but we wouldn't recommend it for a anything other than a quick bite or a small birthday party these days. Cheers - Red Butler (Personal Assistant & Concierge Services) vvvvvv:RedButler:com
Great location! – This is one of the nicer Benihana's I've been to. You have to valet and the whole place has a more upscale feeling to it than some of their other locations. We were seated quickly and introduced ourselves to the rest of the table. Our food was delectable and the chef very friendly. I really love their sauces here! Their cocktails were strong and reasonably priced. I even enjoyed their sushi. I'd definitely go back!
Tepanyaki Grill Action – Always a birthday favorite, this place entertains while it feeds. The chefs look like they've done the onion volcano one time too many, but nevertheless, it maintains it wow effect. The food is always tasty, and hot off the grill. The restaurant is always crowded. It does come at a bit of a price, but I've never left this place hungry or without leftovers.
Don't expect anything! – I've been to the one in Torrance and I thought it was ok so I took my boyfriend to the one in Beverly Hills since he's never been to Benihana before. We ended up getting a Mexican cook who did not speak a word in english nor did any SHOWS!!! The whole point of dining at a restaurant such as Benihana for the price ranging $40 per person is to get entertained by the cook (I wouldn't call them chefs). He did not speak a word to anyone in the table except for the Hispanic couple. I was very disappointed. The food was horrible! Everything he made was too salty from too much soy sauce. How can you mess up on a fried rice??? I even paid extra for that. Try to avoid going to the one located in La Cienga!
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